I cut the tops off of green wine bottles, then faux etched the rims. This is incredibly easy! So much more so than I had originally thought. I used the simple score, heat and cool method and got a nice clean line.
Empty wine bottles (free from neighbor)
Glass cutting kit ($15)
Sharpie or other marker
Directions for Cutting Bottle:
1.Wash bottle well and remove any label or glue residue.
2.Place the bottle on the cutting tool and line the blade up with where you want to cut yur bottle. I marked mine off with a marker first, so it would be even.
5.Once again, heat the score mark with the candle. It should not snap into two pieces for you!
6.Sand the edges so that they are not rough. I used a fine grit sandpaper, made for glass (found at any local hardware store).
I like to sand by hand, to keep my carbon footprint lower!
Now that your bottles are cut and sanded, we can ‘etch’ the top rim for a nice finished look.
cut wine bottles, edges sanded
3. I let mine dry overnight before removing the tape and paper.